By Airman 1st Class Krystal Tomlin
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
Our week in photos this week covers everything from Veterans Day and aerial demonstrations to presidential visits and Airmen in Afghanistan.
Photo: Members of the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds execute opposing solos while demonstrating the calypso pass maneuver Nov. 12, 2011, during the 2011 Aviation Nation Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Nellis Open House is an opportunity for the Las Vegas community to view aerial demonstrations and static displays of various military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald)
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Even though she’s a writer by trade, Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown has found that some things are best said through pictures.
That’s why she posts a mix of photos and articles on her personal blog, Daily Gingerbread, about her second deployment to Afghanistan. She’s currently serving as a Public Affairs Airman for the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan.
On the blog, she records her life in Kabul, sharing her experiences with the Afghan people in a war environment while supporting NATO forces as they train the Afghan military.
“This is a land of vast differences,” she wrote recently. “Rugged terrain and tenuous beauty, all surrounding a fragile hope for the future. We came to make it a better palce for the people who live here, to give them a sense of the world around them and let them know that there is more to life than just survival, that with hard work and determination (and maybe a bit of luck) anything is truly possible.”
To follow Sergeant Brown’s deployment, visit Daily Gingerbread.
Airmen, we’re interested in your Air Force photos. We recently launched a Flickr account and want to showcase the great pictures you take of the Air Force in action. You can subscribe to the pictures and upload them into your on-line profile, blog or Web page.